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Cheers! Grist has a new class of fellows

From left: Amber Cortes, Eve Andrews, Samantha Larson

Back in October, we told you we were looking for a few good fellows. Well, we found ‘em. And we couldn’t be more jazzed.

Please welcome Amber Cortes, Eve Andrews, and Samantha Larson, the first class of the Grist Fellowship Program. Starting this month, our trio of budding journalists will dive deeply into timely topics, interview the green movement’s emerging innovators and provocateurs, and experiment with different storytelling techniques. In general, we expect the new fellows to add a little spark to what we do.

A writer and multimedia strategist, Amber previously brought her bright ideas to public radio stations including WNYC in New York and KUOW in Seattle. Eve is fresh off of her gig as research director at Food Tank, where she wrote about our food system from all angles. And Samantha reported on the inexact science of storm ratings, among other hot topics, for National Geographic.

If you’re interested in becoming a future fellow, stay tuned. The application process for fall 2014 fellowships will begin this March. Check the program page or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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The next generation of eco-heroes

Andrew Simon.
Chantal Andrea
Andrew Simon.

When you donate to Grist, you aren't just supporting our high-quality coverage of things like bike news, carbon-intensive habits to kick, and cute animal videos that will stop your morale from going down the tube -- you're helping us create a new generation of eco-heroes.

As the director of Grist’s new fellowship program, I'll be providing guidance to budding young writers and editors, helping them find their voice as storytellers. Our program will churn out environmental journalists dedicated to sounding the alarm on planetary issues whenever and wherever they can. That’s especially important now, with Big Media slashing climate and environmental coverage all the time -- even as the need for information grows more urgent.

Don’t let green journalists go the way of the dodo. We're shooting for 2,500 donations by Dec. 17. Help fund our journalism-conservation efforts and support Grist with a gift today.

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